Apple Cinnamon Golden Bread (Pain Doré)

Apple Cinnamon Golden Bread (Pain Doré)

Apple Cinnamon Golden Bread (Pain Doré)

Apple Cinnamon Golden Bread (Pain Doré)

Adina Elena Vladulescu
This Apple Cinnamon Golden Bread recipe, also known as French toast or pain dore, is ready in 15 minutes and only requires a few ingredients you probably already have at home. The origin of the whimsical name "golden bread" comes from the delicate color the bread takes on after it is toasted and drizzled with amber maple syrup. In addition to this traditional golden bread recipe, I've also created an indulgent, cinnamon-y, quick and slightly sour syrup. This combination really spoke to me and I hope you'll enjoy it too!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 portion


For the golden bread:

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tbsp soy milk

For the syrup:

  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Maple syrup enough to cover the apples


  • Place all the ingredients for the syrup into a small saucepan. Heat up to a light boil and cook until the apples soften up and the liquid becomes more syrupy.
  • To make the golden bread, beat the egg and the soy milk together. Place the slices of bread into the egg mixture, and turn them over to coat both sides.
  • Cook the 2 slices of soaked bread for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. You can decide to use or not oil in the process.
  • Transfer the golden bread on your plate, then the slices of apple and the finally the rest of the syrup. I also garnished everything with some hemp seeds.
  • Enjoy!

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